Martha shows the view on life through the eyes of an 11-years old girl that struggles to accept her family (the most embarrassing family in the world, Martha is convinced). After many recent moves, due to her father's adventurous nature, Martha and her family just moved to a small Texan town to take over a restaurant. Martha struggles to adjust to the new environment. She directs her frustration onto her little brother and finds outlets for it in vivid daydreams, where she fantasizes about how her life might otherwise be. We follow Martha into her world where reality and imagination merge into one.
Based on my own childhood memories, Martha is about coming to terms with, and eventually accepting, one's roots, blending humor and drama into a short film that combines realism and surrealism.